retirement and freight

Discussion in 'General' started by kenessex, May 15, 2019.

  1. kenessex

    kenessex unregistered user

    No drop dead date, I'm retired. But those dates look good, at this point. Hopefully the pallets could get to Fife by the 6th. I won't be air freighting them to Anchorage until the 24th. I'll confirm with the shipper out of AK about when they get to WA.
     
  2. jksoft

    jksoft Well-Known Member

    We've used ABF for several moves where we loaded up the trailer ourselves, put the partition in, then off it goes. Can sometimes take a week or two to get there. Has worked out great for us and very reasonably priced.
     
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  3. Linker48X

    Linker48X Well-Known Member

    So long, Ken, let me know if you are in Anchorage.
     
  4. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    So....should we expect to see more of you around these parts?
     
  5. kenessex

    kenessex unregistered user

    Thanks Jamie,
    We will be travelling through Fairbanks this trip, but I am sure we will be back through Anchorage in the future as we visit friends and family on the Kenai.
    Do you have any floatplane friends that want a hunting lodge in Galena? Our house would be great for that.
     
  6. kenessex

    kenessex unregistered user

    I hope so.
     
  7. Steady T

    Steady T Well-Known Member

    XPO (formerly Conway) is a good option. They are everywhere.
     
  8. kenessex

    kenessex unregistered user

    Well, here I am heading into retirement and planning on kicking back and waiting for the fun to start. Our oldest son, the cop, texted his mom to see if I was interested in a little business proposition. For fun and stress relief he has been tearing down old barns and has a stockpile of beams and barn boards. He doesn't like dealing with people very much in the sales sense, so he hasn't sold much and figured he can keep tearing down barns and I can sell the wood and we will split it.
    That being said, does anybody need any barn wood or beams? I can make you a good deal. It is pretty low quantity but very high quality as he likes to take things apart at the joints, not just saw things up. Maybe I should look at delivering if the customers are close to a racetrack.
     
  9. SteveThompson

    SteveThompson Banned by amafan

    Congratulations.

    Here I am trying to figure out how to spend more time in Alaska! :D
     
  10. Shenanigans

    Shenanigans in Mr.Rogers neighborhood

    Congratulations Ken
     
  11. rd49

    rd49 Well-Known Member

    I know where there is a house. ;)
     
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  12. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    and a truck
     
  13. craig641

    craig641 Well-Known Member

    Congratulations Ken. Hoping we'll get a chance to catch up at Road America this summer.

    Craig
     
  14. kenessex

    kenessex unregistered user

    Craig,
    I am planning on it and I'll bring your DT250. I doubt I will be racing, but maybe the SV650.
     
  15. gixer1100

    gixer1100 CEREAL KILLER

    things in education can get pretty difficult, whether you are admin or staff, lately it seems to be getting more difficult. congrats on being done!
     
  16. SteveThompson

    SteveThompson Banned by amafan

    Saw that coming :beer:
     
  17. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    How could you not?
     
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  18. SteveThompson

    SteveThompson Banned by amafan

    If the house was in Homer we'd have to talk.
     
  19. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner It's a little-known fact...

    No more pencils, no more books
    No more polar bears hungry looks
     
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  20. kenessex

    kenessex unregistered user

    Retirement is good. I announced my retirement on Tuesday and took the rest of the week off to get stuff done. I need to work a few days next week and we leave town forever on Saturday. I have packed up a bunch of plastic totes to put on a couple of pallets and get them to the airport to be shipped out to Anchorage and then on to the lower 48. I sold my truck, a bunch of furniture and household goods and we are doing the final negotiations on the house. They are paying cash with no appraisal or inspection. I started high and they lowballed me and we are ending up in the middle which is a break even for us based on what we paid and the upgrades we have done over the past 7 years.
    It is all just coming together for us, like it was meant to be, as I only had 10 days from announcing to leaving. This might be a world record.
     

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